Matt Hancock the Health Secretary was left “speechless” over Professor Neil Ferguson’s “extraordinary” breach of the lockdown rules.
Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, “it’s extraordinary, I don’t understand,” Hancock said over reports that the Professor broke the strict lockdown rules.
He was pressed over whether or not he should be prosecuted, Hancock said, “It’s a matter for the police.”
He added, that it is for the police to decide over any action and as a minister he will not get involved as that’s a decision for them to take, and not the government.
Hancock said, “Professor Ferguson is a very eminent and impressive scientist and the science that he has done has been an important part of what we have listened to.
“I think that he took the right decision to resign.”
Professor Ferguson was nicknamed Professor lockdown as he was the one who recommended for the government to introduce this and social distancing.
Professor Ferguson said in a statement that he had “made an error of judgement.”
He added, “I deeply regret any undermining of the clear messages around the continued need for social distancing to control this devastating epidemic.
“The government guidance is unequivocal, and is there to protect all of us.”
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